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					        Statewide Access /                          Comments
        Senior Citizen Pass                         and Suggestions
Statewide Access Passes and Senior          GATRA welcomes questions and concerns
Citizen Passes are issued by GATRA to       regarding Dial-A-Ride service at the                                                         Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority

ADA eligible customers with a permanent     Consumer Advisory Committee meetings.
                                            To address questions or concerns over the
or temporary disability. The photo ID
                                            telephone, please call GATRA Dial-A-Ride
entitles the bearer to a reduced fare on
                                            at 508.966.0398.
GATRA and all Massachusetts public fixed-
route buses and MBTA trains.

An application for the Statewide Access
Pass or Senior Citizen Pass may be
obtained by calling GATRA at any of the
numbers listed in this brochure.




                                                                                                                                           Dial-A-Ride
                                                                                                                                           proudly serving the mobility needs of
                                                                                                                                           seniors and people with disabilities in
                                                                                                                                                       BELLINGHAM
                                                                                                                                           with safe, comfortable and affordable




                                                                                        Bellingham Council on Aging
                                                                                                                                                      curb-to-curb service

                                                      DIAL-A-RIDE
                                                                                                                                                     Call
The MBTA “Charlie” Card may be

                                                    SERVICE HOURS
obtained from GATRA upon request.


                                                                                                                                                 508.966.0398
For more information regarding the MBTA




                                                                                                                  Bellingham, MA 02019
“Charlie” Card, please call 508.823.8828



                                                                                                                  40 Blackstone Street
                                                   GATRA’s Dial-A-Ride service
ext. 275.

                                                                                                                                                     www.gatra.org
                                                is offered Monday through Friday
                                                    from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.         Dial-A-Ride



                                                                                                                                          Operated for GATRA by Bellingham Senior Center
Welcome to
                                                      Riding Dial-A-Ride is                          Dial-A-Ride                                         Dial-A-Ride
                                                      as easy as 1-2-3!                              Guidelines                                          Recommended
                                             1. To be considered for Dial-A-Ride service,   Dial-A-Ride service is considered “on time”
                                                                                                                                                         Donations
                                                customers must complete GATRA’s             if the vehicle arrives at the pick-up point        LOCAL
      GATRA’s                                   Statewide Access Pass and ADA
                                                Paratransit Eligibility Application Form
                                                                                            between 15 minutes before and 15
                                                                                            minutes after the scheduled pick-up time.
                                                                                                                                               Local transportation includes: within Town,
                                                                                                                                               to Towns bordering Bellingham, and all
                                                                                                                                               other rides within a 10 mile radius. There is
Dial-A-Ride Service!                            and/or a senior application.
                                                                                            If you require assistance, you must                no fee charged at this time to Bellingham
                                                                                                                                               residents for this service. Donations,
                                             2. HAVE YOUR TRIP INFORMATION                  complete a Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
                                                                                                                                               however, are gratefully accepted and are

        What is Dial-A-Ride?
                                                READY BEFORE CALLING. Exact                 registration form along with being certified       used to extend the service by paying for
                                                address and requested travel dates and      with GATRA. The aide must act as a PCA             expenses over and above the amount
                                                times are required.                         and not a companion. You and your aide             provided by the Town. The average
Dial-A-Ride is shared curb-to-curb
                                                                                            must have the same origin and destination.         donation ranges from as little as 50¢ each
transportation serving customers 60 years
                                             3. Call the Dial-A-Ride number and make                                                           way for a ride close to home to $5 each
of age or older and/or those who meet the
                                                your reservation!                           You may also bring one companion. You              way for a more outlying location.
requirements of the Americans with                                                                                                             Donations may be deposited in a container
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).                                                             and your companion must have the same
                                                                                                                                               for that purpose on each van or dropped

                                                      Making a Reservation
                                                                                            origin and destination. Additional
                                                                                                                                               off at the Bellingham Senior Center.
                                                                                            companions may ride on an available

        Who is eligible?
                                                                                            seating basis only. Reservations for               LONG DISTANCE
                                             Reservations are taken Monday through          companions and/or PCAs must be made                Very limited long distance service is
                                             Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.        at the same time you call to make your             currently available (for medical appoint-
1. Persons 60 years of age or older
                                             and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.      reservation.                                       ments only) and may be requested by
2. Persons who are not 60 years of age but
   have a disability and are ADA eligible.                                                                                                     calling the Transportation Coordinator at
   For example, a person with a disability   You must reserve local rides from 1-14 days    If you need to cancel or reschedule a              508.966.0398 at least a week in advance
                                             in advance. When making a reservation,                                                            for locations like Framingham, Worcester,
   that limits one major life function and                                                  trip, you must call at least one hour before
                                             clearly explain where you are to be picked                                                        Providence or Boston. Exact address and
   cannot, because of the disability, use                                                   the scheduled pick-up time. If you fail to         requested travel times are required. The
   public fixed-route accessible bus         up and your destination.                       cancel a requested trip, this will be              suggested donation per round trip is $25.
   transportation. Seniors may meet both                                                    considered a “No Show”.                            Checks may be made payable to the
   age and disability qualifications.        Cancellations for the following Monday will                                                       Town of Bellingham.
                                             be accepted by calling on Saturday or
                                             Sunday and leaving a message on our

                                                                                                                                           Please Note...
                                             answering machine.



                                                             TELEPHONE
                                                                                                         Dial-A-Ride drivers are trained in vehicle operation,
                                                                                                  customer assistance, CPR, first aid, and sensitivity training

                                                              NUMBER
                                                                                                  to better address the needs of our customers. Drivers are
                                                                                                      not required to handle packages or equipment. Please


                                                       508.966.0398
                                                                                                    bring only what you, or someone traveling with you, can
                                                                                                               safely carry on and off the vehicle in one trip.

				
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